A “British Obama” – is that idea viable? Probably not, in the foreseeable future. But hold on…Adam Afriyie of Ghanaian/English descent is supposed to be planning to challenge Prime Minister David Cameron’s leadership of the Conservative Party. It could be the start of the “silly season”, nonetheless there is a good African line-up in the House of Commons! Clayton Goodwin reports.
A former Nigerian midwife who defied personal adversity to fight for sufferers of sickle cell anaemia has been celebrated at her installation as mayor of London’s Borough of Enfield. Mercy Eze reports.
In what has been described as the biggest peacetime movement of people since World War II, South Sudan has received nearly two million returnees from the North since its independence in July 2011. Kate Eshelby reports from Juba.
A new petition campaign, now underway, wants British universities to stop discriminating against black academics (also known as African and Caribbean scholars) achieving equal job opportunities, reports Osei Boateng.
Martin Luther King III is the eldest son of Mrs Coretta Scott King and the great African-American civil rights icon, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Like his father, Luther King III is a human rights campaigner and community activist. The 55-year-old is currently involved in global humanitarian work and was in Liverpool in October to participate in the annual Slavery Remembrance Day where he gave a rousing speech. Mercy Eze interviewed him.
Throughout the first term, asked about his agenda for African- Americans, President Barack Obama explained that he was not the president of Black America, he was the president of the United States of America. African-Americans expect better treatment in Obama’s second term, writes I. K. Cush from New York.
Four years ago, the first black man to become President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, was talking about “change” and “hope”. Four years later, his message to take the country “forward” has been rewarded with re-election. So, now that re-election is in the bag, what should President Obama do – especially for his African-American constituency who voted for him in their millions?, Leslie Goffe reports from Washington DC.
This year marks 200 years since David Livingstone’s birth. As part of the celebrations, his home country Britain, and the continent he dedicated his life to, Africa, will reflect on his work and how he left a model for black and white co-operation in Southern Africa.